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It's Your Business: Crabtree to speak at chamber meeting

Triple Double Treat At Oscar’s: Ned Evett and Triple Double provided live music at Oscar’s Restaurant and Lounge Friday, April 13. More than 60 people enjoyed the Boise band, drinks, dinner, dancing and visiting.

Photo by Lorie Palmer
Triple Double Treat At Oscar’s: Ned Evett and Triple Double provided live music at Oscar’s Restaurant and Lounge Friday, April 13. More than 60 people enjoyed the Boise band, drinks, dinner, dancing and visiting.



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Lorie Palmer

Grangeville Chamber of Commerce will host its quarterly meeting this Thursday, April 19, at the Super 8 meeting room. Senator Carl Crabtree of Grangeville will be the special speaker. Social time is 5:30 p.m. with a potluck format; bring finger foods to share. Utensils and plates and napkins will be provided. Bring your own beverage. Social time starts at 5:30 p.m. with the meeting commencing at 6 p.m. A Q&A session will follow.

Mark your calendars for free scout physicals at Syringa Hospital and Clinics Tuesday, May 8, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Grangeville. No appointment necessary. Visit www.syringahospital.org for forms. SHC will offer sports physicals in August.

Physicals are free; 100 percent of any donation goes directly to the scout troop of choice. All forms must be signed by parent or guardian. Loose fitting clothes, shorts and T-shirts recommended.

If you have not yet seen the movie I Can Only Imagine, it’s definitely worth the watch. For those of us who grew up in the church listening to (and going to the concerts of) Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant and Mercy Me, it’s a fun little time of reminiscing. It’s a glimpse into song author Bart Millard’s life but know it’s not just about a song: It’s about forgiveness and redemption. It’s playing at the Blue Fox Theater in Grangeville right now. The Apostle Paul is next up.

I want to give a little “holla” to the Best of Idaho County winners during the next several months. Here’s the first 10; watch for more each week: Congratulations to Prettiest Town in Idaho County: Grangeville; Best Annual Event: Border Days; Best Recreation Area: Pine Bar on the Salmon River; Best Camping Area: Swiftwater RV Park; Best Nurse: Mickie Miller; Best Physician: Dr. Ron Sigler; Best Veterinarian: Ferdinand Vet Clinic; Best Local Official: James Zehner; Best Law Enforcement Officer: Danielle Cochran; and Best Business Owner: Bill & Karin Vetter (Ace Home Center).

It’s a Ladies Night Event at Grangeville Builders Supply! Thursday, April 26, 6-8 p.m., stop by 703 West South 1st Street. Food, drinks, door prizes and demonstrations will all be part of the evening’s events.

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Drive Green With Bell Equipment: Contributed photo : Thirty-plus people came to Bell Equipment’s first Drive Green event last weekend. Residents were able to test drive utility tractors and lawn mowers on site.

If you want to catch a happening event in Grangeville, go to prom grand march. Grangeville High School’s gym was packed Saturday night, April 14, as students made their way through the arches and were announced. I kid you not, this is a highlight event for many in the community, whether or not they have kids or grandkids at GHS. Don’t think for a minute you can get there are 8:30 p.m. and get a good seat for a 9 p.m. march. Make it earlier or be prepared to stand. It is a fun time to see kids dressed up and smiling, friends and family clapping and cheering.

Did you know April is National Dog Bite Awareness Month? State Farm recently released the financial amount of claims paid in 2017.

Idaho ranks 46 in the United States and paid six claims total in 2017 totaling $290,614. Number of claims in the U.S. was 3,618 at a cost of $132,319,638, or average cost of $36,573 per claim.



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